Funan Mixed-Use Singapore*
You Can Ride Your Bike Through it!
Steve was appointed by Woods Bagot as Technical Leader in the redevelopment of the former Funan DigitaLife Mall, into a mixed retail, office, and residential project for CapitaLand Singapore. This expanded the mall’s previous function as the definitive IT mall in Singapore. The 887,000-square-foot project is composed of a six storey retail, dining, and lifestyle podium, two six storey office towers, and one nine storey serviced apartment block. In support of the “farm to table” movement, and to make dining an educational and fun process, the project features a 4,000-sq-foot rooftop urban farm, where the public can learn more about the origins of their food.
Based on the idea of the root structure of the Tree of Life, the centre piece of the design, the retail façade of the building is made up of a perforated, diagonally folded, and undulating panel design that wraps and exposes program and circulation routes, to create and highlight dramatic entrances, balconies, and exterior F&B spaces. This then breaks down the overall massing of the building at human scale to address the urban fabric.
Function & Area
A 6-storey retail component (B2 to L4), 500,000 sqft; two 6-storey office blocks (L5 to L10), 266,000 sqft; A 9-storey co-living serviced residence, lyf (L4 to L12), 121,000 sqft; 2 levels of basement car park (B3 and B4), 400 lots; Responsible from Scheme Design to Completion Co-ordinating the WB team with Client requirements, Executive Architect and all Engineering Disciplines.
April 2016 – January 2021